ALAS, BABYLON. Pat Frank, Harry Hart Frank.


Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1959. First Edition. Frank's post-apocalyptic novel, dealing with the effects of a nuclear war on the small town of Ft. Repose, FL, which was based on the actual city of Mt. Dora, FL. A highspot of the genre, rated #29 on Pringle's list of 100 Best Novels, and despite the noted flaws, still a very presentable example; the jacket is quite prone to fading, and the present example remains nice and bright. Item #1664

First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in silver, magenta, and light blue on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 254pp. Light wear to spine ends and lower corner tips, with faint strip of offsetting and trace of residue from an old brodart to endpapers and pastedowns; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), with a few tiny nicks and pinpoint rubs to extremities, and trace of same residue evident on verso; Near Fine.

Price: $650.00

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